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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sinister sips for Halloween

If you're looking to commemorate this Halloween with something other than candy, here's a recipe for you. It comes from the Gallery Bar at Los Angeles' Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Gallery Bar holds the honor of being the last place that actress Elizabeth Short, also known as "the Black Dahlia," was seen alive before her murder in 1947. Sixty years later, the murder is still a mystery, but this drink named after the actress doesn't take a detective to make.

Save this recipe to enjoy tonight after the trick-or-treaters go home.
(Photo courtesy the Millennium Biltmore Hotel)

Black Dahlia Martini
From the Gallery Bar at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles
3 1/2 oz. citrus vodka
3/4 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur
3/4 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: orange zest

Shake ingredients in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish.


marko said...

I'm a bit late for this party, but a favorite macabre Halloween drink of mine is the Unabomber:

1 XL hoodie
1 pair Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses
1/4 shot Vodka
1/4 shot Lime Juice
1/4 shot Triple Sec
1/4 shot Gin

Put on the hoodie and sunglasses. Mix all wet ingredients, place in shot glass. Enjoy!

lee said...

Funny! I think I actually saw someone partaking in this last night...